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Biomedicine Archive

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  • Paperless Medicine

    Doctors use surprisingly low tech ways to keep track of patient information-sometimes with fatal results. Despite high costs and cultural barriers, electronic record keeping is starting to bring medicine into the digital age.

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    How the technology behind biometric security works.

  • Why Cells Die

    A Nobel Prize-winning discovery may redefine the way we treat diseases.

  • Flaming Ideas

    Online forums should offer much more than idle chatter.

  • Mirroring Motion

    Robots gain agility by watching their makers.

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